Wedding Flower Trends to Watch in 2017

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Elegant wedding at “Botleys Mansion”

Fran and Jamie’s wedding swept us over to a beautiful venue in Surrey – “Botleys Mansion” – a grand 18th Century Palladian country mansion surrounded by extensive and beautiful parkland grounds.

Fran had a clear vision of which flowers she likes, and which ones would suit the venue perfectly. She chose white and pink dainty flowers to create an elegant look. We used a selection of roses, ranunculus, freesia, eustoma and spray roses with neat foliages like dill, brunia, eucalyptus and trailing jasmine.

Besides bridal flowers and table centerpieces we decorated the seating plan, hat hanger (brilliant idea to keep your big hats and fascinator) and the gorgeous cake in flowers.

Thank you to Wendy Aldiss Photography for capturing our work.

 

Country wedding at the Manor Barn

I love working with seasonal flowers. So it was such a joy when Kathryn asked for daffodils, tulips, ranunculus and other bulb flowers to use for her and Roberto’s wedding at the beginning of March. The lucky couple got married in a lovely village church in Cambridgeshire, followed by a wonderful reception at a stunning venue – The Manor Barn – a unique old barn just 20mins away from Cambridge.

Kathryn loves colours, so we made a really colourful loose bridal bouquet with a selection of spring flowers. To complement the bridesmaids dark purple dresses we arranged for them to carry bright yellow posy bouquets. For the flower girls we created flower circlets using ranunculus, narcissus and lavender foliage.

To add some colour into the stone built church we tied spring posies in jam jars to the each of the pew ends. At the venue we hung lilac/purple bunting and an innovative seating plan! Instead of a traditional seating plan Kathryn came up with the idea to use a ladder, with the guest table lists marked onto antique juice bottles filled with scented yellow narcissus. For the guest tables we created miniature English gardens – herbs planted in a aged terracotta pots, ceramic birds, daffodils in mossed planters, and a selection of jam jars and miniature bottles with bright spring flowers sprightly popping out of them.

It was such a pleasure to be a part of this beautiful country wedding. The sweet couple gave out Sunflower and Wildflowers seeds for us to take home to remember their special day. So, today was a perfect day to start sowing! Hopefully in a few months we’ll see a results, and remember their gorgeous wedding day!

planting sunflower seeds

A big THANK YOU to Lyndsey from Lyndsey Challis Photography for letting us share her beautiful work (and giving us a helping hand at the venue)! 

Country style wedding at Gaynes Park Barns

Congratulations to Amelia and Luke! It was a real pleasure to arrange flowers for such a lovely couple. It was also so rewarding creating arrangements under glass cloches (domes). A visually stunning and simple yet original idea for low centerpieces.

Venue: Gaynes Park Barns

“Just wanted to say a Huge Thank You to Migle and all the team at Your London Florist for putting together such beautiful flowers for our wedding. The flowers were made and presented so beautifully, with such pretty little touches, which make your day. Thank you Your London Florist!! We would highly recommend you!!”

Amelia & Luke

It’s all about the details

Just by glancing at these stunning pictures of Jolita’s and Andy’s wedding at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel you get a real sense of this year’s trends: cream & blush colour, lace & pearls, and most importantly – attention to detail! A small silver heart attached to a bridal bouquet with pictures of people you wish were there; buttonholes wrapped in satin ribbon to match the bridal flowers; top table arrangements surrounded with perfume bottles, t-lights and pearls. Small details are what make your arrangements unique.

Special thank you to: Perrys The Wedding Company for arranging such a beautiful day; The Wedding Lounge – adding a special deco touch; and Photography by Adam for capturing every detail.

Sunflower Sunshine

Back in May we did wedding flowers for a lovely couple Ellie and Rich.

Ellie loves sunflowers! She wanted to have them everywhere – buttonhole, bouquets and table arrangements. It looked perfect with blue bridesmaids dresses. For Ellie we made posy bouquet with petite white flowers like ranunculus, sweet peas, spray roses and scented freesia. Groomsmen wore sunflower buttonholes and Rich matched the bride’s bouquet – freesia and spray rose buttonhole.

After puzzling out how to pin the buttonholes, the boys headed to St Paul’s Cathedral – the most stunning place to exchange your vows.

At the venue – The Stationers’ Hall – we made yellow and purple flower circles with hurricane candle holders inside. The perfect centrepieces if you are looking for a low arrangement.

Big Thank You to Lina and Tom Photography for letting us share their beautiful work.

“It has been a real pleasure working with you and thank you for your patience in explaining some quite basic points to this couple of wedding-novices!  You really took the time to listen to what we want and helped us to hone our thinking, which meant we got the perfect flowers for us.  The arrangements were gorgeous – the sunflowers in particular were stunning and I loved that you were able to incorporate this relatively informal flower into the gorgeous pedestals in arrangements worthy of quite a grand venue!  I wish you’d been there to hear the gasps when we handed out the flowers to the mothers – the whole room was impressed!  Please pass our thanks on to the rest of your team as well.  We met a few florists in the run up to the wedding, but you were the one we “clicked” with and I’m so glad that we went with you.  We will definitely be recommending you to others and of course using the shop whenever we need flowers for other occasions too!”
Ellie Sutton

Shower wedding bouquets

Can’t decide to go for a posy arrangement or a shower bouquet? Have a look at this purple and white cascading wedding bouquet we did for a lovely bride Adele.
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Or white and green classic wedding bouquet for a beautiful Daniela

shower bouquet cascading wedding bouquet

shower bouquet cascading wedding bouquet

Coral

Country Pub Wedding

It all starts when he gets down on one knee and asks that all so important question . . .Will you marry me. . .?

I love the country themed flowers they are so natural. The materials are placed in glass jam jars and wrapped with a mix of lace and satin ribbon.  The natural looking arrangements and environment, gives a loving theme to this wedding. Let’s all remember we can have our weddings in churches, mansions, hotels, halls, pubs, tents or even your backyard, just remember dreams are there to become true . . .

I had a pleasure to make country style arrangement for a lovely bride – Rebecca. She had her special day at The Wilmington Arms pub in Islington. I loved every bit  of her arrangements – specially her bouquet of amnesia roses, hydrangea, sweet pea and purple larkspur.

wedding bouquet for bride and bridesmaids, vintage wedding flowers

wedding bouquet for bride and bridesmaids

amnesia rose, sweet pea, hydrangea

country style flowers vintage flowers wedding flowers

country style flowers vintage flowers wedding flowers

Wedding flowers – where to start!

Size. Colour. Price. Season. So many things to consider for your dream wedding flowers!

I have been a florist for nearly 10 years, yet still every time I meet a new bride I am excited about which flowers she will want, and what new challenge I will get.

I always recommend bringing a mood board to our first meeting, just to help point me in the right direction. The best way to do this is to get “Wedding flowers & Accessories” magazine (click here to read the magazine). It’s a brilliant helper if you are lost or just want to get some new ideas.

I just LOVE the DIY section. You can add you own personalised wedding decoration. It’s all about the details:

DIY flowers

What about the Mood boards! I never imagined that peach and lilac would look so beautiful together:

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But most of all I love the “Real Wedding” section. All the amazing ideas come together and you can see  the happiness in the loving couple’s faces. This is when you realise that all this hard work, those hundreds of e-mails, meetings and phone calls, those stressful days and nights, can make someone’s day so special:

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The one thing I am missing lies in the “Flower Notebook”. I want to be inspired by different shaped bridal bouquets and tall table arrangements. Tear-drop or shower bouquets are coming back into fashion. Tall table arrangements – there are no limits! It’s not just martini vases – we want new challenges!

Secret dinner in the woodlands

I had been planning on doing this exciting photo shoot in the middle of the forest for such a long time! I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like, I just needed to find a photographer who would bring it to life… and thankfully I did. Her name is Andrea Whelan – an amazingly talented girl with a big passion for photography www.andreawhelan.com Her speciality is family shoots, but she was more than up for the challenge, and made my dream idea come true.
We arranged to meet up early Saturday morning. We were well prepared with our props (special thanks to Emma Chapman for letting us to use your beautiful tableware www.rubyblu.co.uk). I ended up running around with flowers, vases and plates, Andrea navigating up, down and around trees, apple crates and even my shoulders – just to take this perfect shot. Now I invite you , to our secret dinner in the woodlands…